Thursday & Other Poems

  Thursday thursday night    like any other night in winter I’m drinking a solitary drink

The Heart of the Forest: Part 3

The Heart of the Forest Part 3 – The Vessel Robin smelt leaf-mould and damp earth, felt the crush of twigs beneath his skin. Gradually, cautiously, he opened his eyes. He was lying face down on the ground; beetles crawled across the leaves inches from his head. He jerked into a sitting position and wiped … Continue reading

The Strength of the Pack: Part 4

The Strength of the Pack Part IV: Fear Itself Connor’s eyes snapped open. He shook his head to clear the cobwebs as he emerged hazily from sleep; the icy ground beneath his side meant that he must have slept outside again. Snow fell, pure white, from the sky settling in his hair and biting like … Continue reading

The Strength of the Pack: Part 3

The Strength of the Pack Part III: Silent Night Snow settled in Connor’s hair. Wind whipped at the thin, dirty shirt he was wearing and he lifted his hands automatically to warm them with his breath, even though the cold did not touch him. He was used to the cold and embraced it; numbness kept … Continue reading

The Most Stressful Time of the Year

It’s often said that one of the most stressful things you can do is move house, and that’s exactly what I’m attempting to do at the moment. It’s going alright so far, though I haven’t actually found anywhere to move to yet, and for various reasons (all of which are intensely boring) I’m sleeping in … Continue reading

Winter Is Coming

Hello all, There is steam rising from my cup of coffee as I sit in my living room and write this post, which can only be the first sign that the weather here in the UK is turning and that winter is on its way. In fact, I’ve got the heater on for the first … Continue reading

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